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Restaurant Tue Jan 29 2008

Golden Rise Bakery


When Golden Rise Bakery moved into Logan Square they immediately impressed me with their breads, sandwiches and high-quality coffee. However, I wasn't sure how quickly this family-owned business would find success on an often lonely strip of Diversey Avenue. I've been pleased to find Golden Rise bustling each time I visit and I certainly hope this means they will be sticking around for quite some time.

The Farmer's Basket sandwich (pictured above) is delicious and makes an excellent weekend lunch after a late night: Gouda, Muenster and Cheddar cheeses are toasted on sourdough bread with granny smith apple slices, bacon and mustard. Their fresh baked breads are reasonably priced (about $4) and excellent quality.

Golden Rise Bakery
2957 W Diversey

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Amy / January 29, 2008 1:15 PM

Golden Rise is great-- one of the best parts of that strip on Diversey. Sandwiches are delish and the fresh-baked bread is gobbled up greedily at home within a day or two-- so good!

caf'n'carb-lover / January 31, 2008 5:56 PM

Great breads, great sandwiches. But their pastries are very bland, esp. the brownies.

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